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SeedPen: The Plantable Pencils (8 Pencils/Pack)

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What if instead of throwing your pencil stubs away you could plant them and have them grow into something delicious, beautiful, and fun? What if pencils could grow?

SeedPen is a pencil with a seed inside. When it’s too short to use, it can be planted at home, at the office, or in the classroom. (If you’re really excited to plant SeedPen, you can even plant it before it’s too short.)

8 Pencils / Pack
[Not Sold In Stores]

Writing With SeedPen

We really like writing with wooden pencils. They have a tactile feel that even the best mechanical pencils can’t match. Getting up to sharpen them forces us to take a break and look around, a great way to reconnect during a long problem set. We designed SeedPen around a high quality Ticonderoga cedar pencil body. It’s a great writing experience. And it smells really nice too.

SeedPen is a joy to write with. Your words and ideas literally blossom!

We want every part of using SeedPen to be fun, so instead of sacrificing overall quality (and adding cost and complexity) by grafting on an eraser, we scrapped it entirely. Putting an eraser in it would have been a mistake. There’s a lot of good “external” erasers out there, we’re happy to make some recommendations. And who knows, we may be putting seeds in them too soon enough.

Planting SeedPen

When SeedPen is too short to use, it can be planted to grow into a wonderful flower, herb, or vegetable.

The seed capsule is water activated, the first few times you water SeedPen dissolves the protective capsule and starts the seed’s germination. The pencil shaft can be kept in the soil as a helpful labeled planting marker or it can be removed. We’ve planted dozens of SeedPens and have found that they usually SeedPen in around a week.

Water daily. SeedPen usually SeedPens in about a week.

We want every SeedPen to succeed so we include at least 3 seeds in each capsule to maximize the chances of successful SeedPening.

Each SeedPen package comes with a helpful planting instruction card.

Flavors of SeedPen

SeedPen comes in a random number of delicious flavors, including:

  • Basil
  • Calendula
  • Cilantro
  • Cherry Tomato
  • Dill
  • Eggplant
  • Forget Me Not
  • Green Pepper
  • Heirloom Basil
  • Heirloom Cherry Tomato
  • Heirloom Tomato
  • Jalapeño
  • Mint
  • Morning Glory
  • Marigold
  • Parsley
  • Radish
  • Rosemary
  • Sage
  • Special Edition Bacon
  • Thyme
  • Tomato

Questions and Answers

How does SeedPen work?

SeedPen is a high quality cedar pencil with a water-activated seed capsule at the tip. When the seed capsule is exposed to moisture it begins to degrade, releasing the seed within SeedPen and starting its germination. You can leave the pencil in the soil as a helpful planting label, or pull it out. You can plant SeedPen wherever you like, though we recommend an area that gets plenty of sunlight.

What happens if I accidentally wet my SeedPen?

If you spill something on your SeedPen the tip will begin to dissolve, getting the seed ready for germination. Unfortunately SeedPen doesn’t know the difference between accidental and intentional watering, so if you accidentally wet your SeedPen it’s time for planting. We’ve worked hard to make a resilient seed capsule but it’s a tradeoff between resistance to accidental spills and plantability.

What if I chew on my pencil?

If you are in the habit of chewing on the end of your pencil SeedPen will probably activate and dissolve in your mouth. We think this is a great tool to break yourself of that habit. On a lighter note, SeedPen is entirely non-toxic!


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